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At least 21 people have died in fighting between the Philippines army and ISIS-linked militant groups

The extremists forced their way into a cathedral in Marawi as violence erupted in the southern city

He said that his selection reflects the Catholic Church’s universal nature

Police said Fr Edoardo Scordio was the ‘organiser of a true system of exploitation of public funds destined for the migrant emergency’

‘Let’s remember with gratitude and affection all mothers, even our mothers in heaven,’ the Pontiff said

A Russian court found the 22-year-old blogger guilty after he played the game in a church

Pope Francis will canonise brother and sister Francisco and Jacinta Marto

The blasphemy case was a decisive factor in Ahok’s defeat to a Muslim candidate in last month’s election

The girls were freed on Saturday in exchange for the release of five Boko Haram suspects

The recruits, who enroll for at least two years, must be single, upstanding Swiss Catholic males younger than 30